UA Little Rock Donaghey Scholars Ingrid Helgestad receives her diploma during the spring 2019 commencement ceremony. Photo by Ben Krain.

Helgestad looks forward to giving back to the community through dentistry

Ingrid Helgestad, 22, of Bryant, has been considering becoming a dentist since she was 14. To encourage this goal, Helgestad’s parents, Karl and Tara Helgestad, took her on a mission trip to Guatemala with St. James United Methodist Church when she was 17. She can remember the exact moment when she decided to become a dentist.  Continue reading “Helgestad looks forward to giving back to the community through dentistry”

Dr. Simon Hawkins and Dr. Jessica Scott proudly show off their Little Rock Marathon medals.

UA Little Rock community competes in Little Rock Marathon

Nearly 70 UA Little Rock faculty, staff, and students spent a rainy weekend staying active and healthy while competing in the Little Rock Marathon March 2-3.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock community competes in Little Rock Marathon”

Graduating senior Jessica Tate is an avid reader and origami artist. Photo by Benjamin Krain.

Graduating student plans to make difference by teaching in high-needs urban schools

When Jessica Tate, a 22-year-old native of Nashville, Arkansas, spent this summer teaching English as a second language in China, what she experienced led her to make a life-changing decision.  Continue reading “Graduating student plans to make difference by teaching in high-needs urban schools”